Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure. Relax on one of our covered tour boats while your skipper guides you past local attractions and landmarks such as the locations used in filming the popular Dirty Dancing and the recently restored historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa. Listen to the legends, and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina.

Hourly tour tickets are sold at the Marina and sold on a first come first serve basis the day of the tour. We must have at least 6 passengers to conduct any tour. We’re sorry, but no pets are allowed on tours.

2014 Hours

March: Open weekends – Please call for hours

April through May: Weekdays: 11am-5pm / Weekends: 11am-6pm

June through August: Weekdays: 11am-6pm / Weekends: 10am-7pm

September through October: 11am-5pm / Seven days per week

November:  Closed Monday, November 17th through Friday, November 21st. Open Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23rd 11am – 4pm. Departure times vary with weather conditions. Gas by appointment only (weekdays) through December 1st.

Seniors (62+)
Children (4-12)

Children under 4 years of age and accompanied by an adult are at no charge. Please contact the Marina at 828.625.1373 concerning group (10 + passengers) pricing for the hourly tour.

2014 Box Lunch Cruise - Groups (10+) Only

Enjoy a light lunch while cruising around the lake. This cruise includes a tour of the lake and a boxed lunch with a deli sandwich, chips, drink, and dessert. Lunch orders must be placed at least 3 days in advance. Reservations are required for this tour.

Memorial Day through Labor Day- Monday through Friday

Adults and Seniors $27

2014 Weekday Daily Lunch Cruise 

Daily lunch cruise departs at 11am and returns to the Marina after lunch, by 1pm. The cost of the meal is not included in the price. Reservations are required for this tour.

April through October – Monday through Friday

Adults $20        Seniors $17       Children $10


2014 Dinner Cruise



The only one of its kind! Join us for a cruise of the lake followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Departure times vary with the sunset. The cost of the meal is not included in the ticket price. The boat returns to the Marina at approximately 9pm. This cruise is adults only (21+). Reservations are required no later than 3pm the day of the cruise.

May through September- Fridays and Saturdays Only (No Holidays)

Adults (21+) $25

Lake Lure Tours (Click for map)
2930 Memorial Hwy
Lake Lure, NC 28746

Phone: (828) 625-1373   Fax: (828) 625-2889

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